Trevor Noah sheds light on the absurdity of QAnon as only Trevor Noah can

If you haven't heard of QAnon by now, consider yourself fortunate. If you've heard of it, but are confused about what it is and how it came about, it's probably time to learn. Any hopes that the rational among us had for it to die out on the fringes of the internet appears to be gone as the cult-like conspiracy theory has seeped into the mainstream, which means we can't ignore it like we wish we could.

We also can't just laugh it off like we wish we could, no matter how absurd and insane it is. It truly would be laughable if it hadn't resulted in real people being harmed and the FBI calling it a domestic terrorism threat. And I don't know anyone who can approach a laughable-yet-deadly-serious subject like Trevor Noah. In a new video, Noah gives QAnon the comedic treatment that it deserves while also managing to convey the rather terrifying reality of its existence and influence.


Noah describes QAnon as a "political cult built around a conspiracy theory and then crossed with a big book of word search puzzles." That pretty much nails it. And now we have a bunch of these folks running for government office, and some of them even winning. If that's not enough to scare people into reality, I don't know what will be.

I know we're all having to jump through some mental hoops to try to makes sense of the world we're currently living in, but this is ridiculous. I could rationally explain why QAnon is not legit, but it would be like explaining to someone that the moon isn't made of cheese. The claim itself is so beyond absurd, it's not even worth entertaining. And it wouldn't do any good anyway. As Noah said, "Don't be looking for logic here. That's not how cults work. Cults don't follow logic." Maddening, but true. I've tried, only to be accused of covering for pedophiles or being part of the cabal myself. Good times.

What else have you got up your sleeve, 2020? You know what, nevermind. I truly don't want to know.

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Army Capt. Justin Meredith used the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program to read to his son and family while deployed in the Middle East.

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One of the biggest challenges deployed service members face is the feeling of being separated from their families, especially when they have children. It's also very stressful for children to be away from parents who are deployed for long periods of time.

For the past four years, the USO has brought deployed service members and their families closer through a wonderful program that allows them to read together. The Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program gives deployed service members the ability to choose a book, read it on camera, then send both the recording and book to their child.

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There is also a whole slew of religious mind games associated with virginity that can give people some serious psychological problems associated with sex.

Losing one's virginity has also been blown up way beyond proportion. It's often believed that it's a magical experience—it's usually not. Or that after having sex for the first time people can really start to enjoy living life—not the case.

What if we just dropped all of the stigmas surrounding virginity and instead, replaced them with healthy attitudes toward sex and relationships?

Writer Cayce LaCorte is going viral on TikTok for the simple way she's taught her five daughters to think about virginity. They don't have to. LaCorte shared her parenting ideas on TikTok in response to mom-influencer Nevada Shareef's question: "Name something about the way you raised your kids that people think is weird but you think is healthy."

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Rodriguez thought he won the ultimate prize: going to a special VIP screening of Dwayne Johnson's new film "Red Notice," and getting pulled up on stage by The Rock himself. But it only got better from there.

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In a lighthearted (while nonetheless biting) TikTok video, Chloe shares a "fun little story about 'daddy privilege'" that has now gone viral—no doubt due in part because working moms can relate to this on a deep, personal and infuriating level.

Chloe's TED Talks-worthy rant begins with:

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